The Cripps Triathlon Challenge 2017

22 August, 2017
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Following last year’s award-winning ‘Get Cripps to Rio’ fundraising campaign, staff from law firm Cripps are working towards a new goal – the Cripps Triathlon Challenge 2017.


Over a 6 week period between Saturday 5 August and Friday 15 September, staff will be cycling, swimming and running 4,200 miles – the distance of the world’s longest recorded triathlon. 


A number of activities are planned as part of the challenge, with Tour de Cripps returning for a third consecutive year.  Ten staff members will be cycling a 100km route which will include stop off points at both the Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill offices.    


Other events organised include bike relays, rowing competitions and the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk.  The challenge is being supported by a number of Tunbridge Wells businesses including cycling café The Velo House, bicycle shop Cycling Made Easy and cycling club – Southborough & District Wheelers.


Funds raised will be going to the Teenage Cancer Trust, Cripps’ charity of the year for 2017.  The Trust provides life-changing care and support to young people living with cancer across the UK.


Head of Cripps’ charity committee, Simon Schipper, said: “Last year’s ‘Get Cripps to Rio’ initiative was a big challenge for the firm and we were delighted that such a wide range of people took part in all of the events.  This year we’ve made the activities more difficult and have seen an even greater take up.  We really appreciate the support being given to us from local businesses and are looking forward to seeing how much we can raise”.


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